Eddie Vedder Delivers Emotional Tribute to Chris Cornell at Amsterdam Show


Eddie Vedder Delivers Emotional Tribute to Chris Cornell at Amsterdam Show


Vedder performed a number of songs during his show in Amsterdam over the weekend, including Pearl Jam's smash hit, 'Long Road', during which he changed the lyrics to reflect on Cornell's death.
A bunch of artists and musicians have paid homage to Chris Cornell, who was found dead in a hotel room in Detroit on May 18. Eddie Vedder is the latest musician to honor the Soundgarden frontman by delivering some emotional performances during his solo show in Amsterdam on Saturday night, May 27.

While Vedder didn't mention Cornell directly by name or perform any songs affiliated with his late Temple of the Dog bandmate, the Pearl Jam frontman was clearly talking about Cornell during the performances. Vedder played his band's smash hit, "Long Road", to open the show and changed the lyrics from, "But still/ Something's missing," to, "Without you/ Something is missing," to reflect on Cornell's death.

Vedder also delivered a rendition of Neil Young's "The Needle and the Damage Done", a song about heroin addiction. The 52-year-old singer apparently wanted to address substance abuse, an issue that plagued Cornell prior to his suicide. Later during the gig, a fan yelled out, "I love you!" to which Vedder reportedly responded, "Thank you. I need it - we all need it. I'm thinking of a lot of people tonight. And some in particular and their families."

"And I just know that healing takes time, if it ever happens," he continued. "It takes time, and that means you have to start somewhere. So let it be music. Let it be love and togetherness. And let it be Amsterdam."



Meanwhile, legendary rock band Guns N' Roses paid tribute to Cornell during their show in Ireland on that day. The band kicked off the latest leg of their "Not in This Lifetime Tour" by performing Soundgarden's classic hit, "Black Hole Sun", in front of the crowd at Slane Castle. Guns N' Roses is among many acts that have covered the track in recent days, including Ryan Adams, Ann Wilson and Norah Jones.




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